Building of new medical clinic complete
By Senior Airman Angelique Smythe , 36 WG Public Affairs
/ Published February 27, 2007
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (PACAF) -- On Feb. 16 members of the 36th Medical Group celebrated the completion of Phase Four in the building of the new medical clinic construction.
"Phase Four is the last and final phase of the new clinic project, and it consists of the construction of the connecting hallways between the new clinic, the medical logistics building and the aerospace building," said Tech. Sgt. Dewane Brown Jr., 36th MDG NCOIC of Development Directorate. "It also includes the construction of the picnic pavillion, the service drive up, the medical logistics service area, and the additional parking lot, to include all of the sidewalk."
"The picnic pavillion gives our staff the option to eat outside," said Sergeant Brown.
The project began with Phase One which was the construction of the employee parking lot. Phase Two was the building of the main clinic. Members of the 36th MDG moved into the new building June. 24. The main buidling is now 48,383 square feet, which is 35 percent larger than the old clinic.
Phase Three began the demolition of the old clinic. The old clinic was built in 1956 and had 33 percent less space than authorized.
The old building had eight exam rooms while the new clinic currently has 12 exam rooms at 124 square feet each (all optimized). Primary care expanded from 2,517 square feet to 5,020 square feet.
Phase Four, which was finished Jan. 19, completed the entire project.
The cost of the entire project was $16 million. It provides a modern healthcare facility for the entire wing.